Hughes Wins Prestigious Accounting Award
Cook Prize Given to Accounting Teachers
Accounting Instructor Carol Hughes has received the Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Cook Prize, the top recognition an instructor in accounting can receive. Only three prizes are given annually and only one of the three is for teaching at a two-year college. The other two are in the categories of graduate and undergraduate accounting degree programs. “I am humbled and honored to receive this award,” Hughes said.
Hughes has taught accounting at A-B Tech for the past 18 years. She has received awards for her promotion of financial literacy and was the winner of A-B Tech’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2007; the Award for Excellence in Learning, Supportive Environment, Innovation, Inclusiveness and Continuous Improvement; and the Invitational Education Award. She received the national NISOD Excellence in Education Award in 2008.
Hughes also teaches at UNC Asheville where she received the Distinguished Teaching Award for part-time faculty. She is actively involved with several local and national organizations, including the American Accounting Association where she serves as secretary and editor for the Two-Year College Section and the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TACTYC) where she serves on the Board of Directors.
She serves as a consultant and board member for several Asheville area non-profit organizations, and was awarded the Hoyt Abney Community Service Award by the Greater Asheville Public Service Council, and the Excellence in Public Service Award.